Quebec Premier François Legault got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday at the Olympic Stadium, which has been transformed into a vaccination centre.
A medical professional inserted the shot into Legault’s left arm to an applause from the on-site staff.
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“I would like to thank all the staff in the field and I invite all Quebecers to make an appointment as soon as it is their turn,” he said on Twitter in French. “I am told that there are places available. Go for it! Vaccination is our passport to freedom!”
J’ai reçu ma 1ère dose de vaccin contre la COVID-19 ✅
Je remercie tout le personnel sur le terrain et j’invite les Québécois à prendre rendez-vous dès que c’est leur tour. On me dit qu’il y a des places de libre. Allez-y!
La vaccination, c’est notre passeport pour la liberté! pic.twitter.com/KQrYkc6vDx
— François Legault (@francoislegault) March 26, 2021
On Tuesday, Legault said he would get vaccinated now that Montreal has opened registration for vaccine appointments for everyone 60 years old and older.
Legault said he waited registered his name and waited until it was his turn.
On Friday, Quebec public health reported its first day of over 50,000 vaccinations. Legault said the government intends to vaccinate over 50,000 people a day “as soon as possible.”